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Inverness railway station revamp delayed

By Staff Reporter

A CGI of what the Station Square entrance would look like.
A CGI of what the Station Square entrance would look like.

MAJOR improvements to Inverness railway station announced more than a year ago have been delayed, and no timetable has been drawn up for their completion.

A £6 million revamp of the station was first announced several years ago and it was thought the work would begin in summer 2018, with funding already in place for the first phase.

Plans for a pedestrianised frontage at Station Square had to be abandoned after the owners of the Royal Highland Hotel refused to give up their lease on several parking places there, but by December it was understood work would begin in 2019.

Now, with just three months of the year left to go, a spokesman for ScotRail has revealed both the funding and the exact scope of the work to be undertaken are yet to be agreed with industry partners.

But he insisted it was an “exciting time” for rail customers in the Highlands thanks to recent investment in the Inverness to Aberdeen line, and passengers had the Inverness station improvements to look forward to, even if he could not say when the revamp would happen.

Full story in today's Inverness Courier.

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